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I must say, I’ve never had any issues with fake accounts or people looking for relationships. I don’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed! Lol

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There are a lot of "nasties" on smule.

I have experienced people who pretend to be famous people, people who don't sing that only wants to chat. I have experienced brigading (people who instigate blocking of users), indecent exposure (pornographic). I have complained to smule in the past, I have even given them features to implement in the software to protect users. Smule pays very little attention to the well being of its users. One "Smule Star" has been involved in bullying that almost resulted in the victim taking her own life. Smule cited, "He makes a lot of money for us". I group of people on Smule were bullying people within my group. When i complained to Smule and Smule investigated, I ended up being the one "who was bullying them", I was banned for three weeks.

So, to make a long story short. Just sing, have fun and don't become embroiled in smule politics. 

 

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Hi just telling you all to be careful of calumscott277 he said he loved my singing, but I just didn’t trust him for some reason, so I researched Calum Scott and on google it said he was a openly gay man and on his official Facebook page said he should have music out in January 2021. 
 

I called him out on his new music release date he told me just didn’t add up to what Facebook was saying, I even asked if he was gay and he said no he is no longer gay because of a ex relationship, but google still said he was gay, then he said he thought I was a female when I am clearly a male Lmaoo, so women or gay men be careful! 

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I'm finding about half of my current followers are these guys.  Apparently noone told them Smule is a karaoke app and not a dating app. LOL  I normally don't answer the DMs, I just leave them be and let these guys come and go as they please.  I'm only blocking if they get too persistent.  Some have the crazy notion they deserve my attention because they followed me.

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I have had a man ask me what my hobbies were lol well I'm on a singing site duh.Then they say the same shit it's like it's on a reel.

However their is a nice guy who's been texting and we are getting on if he is a fake person hes really clever im still going to be sceptical as I do believe that things can be too good to be true but maybe sometimes you should be a bit open and just a bit wary as soon as they ask you for money though that's the time to delete their existence 

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i’ve seen lots of fake profiles easy to tell most of them have. no recordings lol they haven’t even sang 1 song yet got 57690 followers lol

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somebody know this one?Im just having fun with "keanu" now..I asked him if he could show hes face in whatsapp.. yeah offcorse he answer and 5 minutes later he turned on cam there.

He was 10 inches from te camera  video not moving.. he said it was a bad conection in Sydney where he was shooting John wick movies.

Ok i said  give me a coupple days and i fill it out. hahaha now i am gonna have some fun with him.. fake asshole try to fool me lol.

There is so many of them. Like one said in here .. Ignore.  Internets best word.

But if anyone know this form tell me.

 

It was in starmaker.. so many scammers also there.

Im a full time member also in smule..

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He told me i was picked to win $2 million hahahaha

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On 12/28/2020 at 1:41 AM, Dean_UK said:

i’ve seen lots of fake profiles easy to tell most of them have. no recordings lol they haven’t even sang 1 song yet got 57690 followers lol

Yeah its crazy.. block them or just ignore them Dean..

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Someone is contacting me saying that she is a celebrity and she is pouring out her heart to me about how unhappy she really is but she is putting excuses when I asked her to prove that she is not a fake, how can I find out on my own?

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On 11/25/2019 at 10:15 AM, Crazyjster said:

So are you saying Keanu Reeves...both of them...are not really Keanu Reeves? I’m gonna need a few minutes to get over the shock of finding out he’s a fake...

Im in shock like When I got Justin Bieber a couple of weeks in a live jam and got him to pick up the mic only to I find out he was a 15 yr old kid (if that) lol!!

Luckily most are harmless 

Well Justin Beaver is also 15 year in hes head hehehe so same shit lol

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38 minutes ago, Pepmusic001wm said:

Someone is contacting me saying that she is a celebrity and she is pouring out her heart to me about how unhappy she really is but she is putting excuses when I asked her to prove that she is not a fake, how can I find out on my own?

Pep do like me. ask them to come to hangouts.or others and ask them to show their face in cam.The cam is also fake when A they show a video of the artis. b they say it bad connection and its not working C they say they dont have a webcam.Not true.everyone have a cam.D dont belive in a fantast story..mostly its fake..so my suggestion is drop her.Its not even a she.. its a 13 year old boy sitting in Ghana or in Nigeria trying to scam your ass. Drop her Pep.

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If there is a video of a person appearing  ask her to raise her right arm-- blink her eyes on your command.If they dont.. it is just a webcam filming a pc monitor.. fake fakee

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I get the same messages,Hello then a compliment thenHow old are you ?where are you from ?when you say thanks to the compliment they ask you to go on to hangout.I say no thankyou then they go on abit and try and get you to do it,then you say no thankyou, I've already said that, then usually that's enough they say dear alot and they are weird different profiles and they are  never singing.I just ask.them why they are on app you dont even sing.

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I have had princes and Keanus messaging me.  Next time it happens, I am so going to scam them back and give a sob story then ask them to transfer me $1 million. No wait make that $5 million,  why not eh

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On 10/20/2020 at 9:41 AM, CL3AN said:

One "Smule Star" has been involved in bullying that almost resulted in the victim taking her own life. Smule cited, "He makes a lot of money for us". I group of people on Smule were bullying people within my group. When i complained to Smule and Smule investigated, I ended up being the one "who was bullying them", I was banned for three weeks.

So, to make a long story short. Just sing, have fun and don't become embroiled in smule politics. 

 

I don't sing with "Smule Stars" (or anyone with a violet icon).  Anyone whose recording has over 100 or so "likes" I don't bother with.  I like to sing with regular people.  Also, if I sing with someone and all of a sudden get hundreds of "likes" and less listens, I unfollow that person and stop singing with them.

I'm here to have a good time singing with people who enjoy singing with me.

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On 10/20/2020 at 9:41 AM, CL3AN said:

There are a lot of "nasties" on smule.

I have experienced people who pretend to be famous people, people who don't sing that only wants to chat. I have experienced brigading (people who instigate blocking of users), indecent exposure (pornographic). I have complained to smule in the past, I have even given them features to implement in the software to protect users. Smule pays very little attention to the well being of its users. One "Smule Star" has been involved in bullying that almost resulted in the victim taking her own life. Smule cited, "He makes a lot of money for us". I group of people on Smule were bullying people within my group. When i complained to Smule and Smule investigated, I ended up being the one "who was bullying them", I was banned for three weeks.

So, to make a long story short. Just sing, have fun and don't become embroiled in smule politics. 

 

I would love to know the user ‚ÄúSmule Star‚ÄĚ that had this experience. I would love to give them a pep talk! I first would strongly suggest the user seek help.¬†No one should ever consider taking their life under any circumstances¬†and especially not because of some¬†no good troll on an app. He or she needs to report it again. Smule has better customer service/support lately. But¬†if nothing is still not¬†done the user should¬†come out swinging or leave the app. It is never healthy to stay in a toxic environment.¬†

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14 hours ago, cl00bie said:

I don't sing with "Smule Stars" (or anyone with a violet icon).  Anyone whose recording has over 100 or so "likes" I don't bother with.  I like to sing with regular people.  Also, if I sing with someone and all of a sudden get hundreds of "likes" and less listens, I unfollow that person and stop singing with them.

I'm here to have a good time singing with people who enjoy singing with me.

You and I think alike. I don’t like the circulation of songs and a bunch of blind loves and most are blind loves. Not sure why users feel validated by this action.  I am not about the numbers either. When I search for a song I like to sing, I also check to see how many joins the user gets and if they acknowledge them. If they have a ton of joins I move along. I get that some users are very popular or open popular songs (not faulting them) and get a large amount of joins but I figure with those numbers they don’t have enough time to listen to my join so I don’t waste my time. I guess I prefer a more intimate SINGING connection too.

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9 hours ago, SingingDownloader said:

 I am not about the numbers either. When I search for a song I like to sing, I also check to see how many joins the user gets and if they acknowledge them. 

The first thing I do when I sit down to the studio in the evening is listen to any joins I might have.¬† I will usually¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†the song because I'm glad they took the time to sing with me.¬† Then I will personally comment and possibly gift.¬† When I'm done personally addressing those, then I take the time to sing.¬† If I don't have time enough to sing as many songs, that's fine.¬† Less songs sung, less I'll have to answer tomorrow.¬† ūüėÄ

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I was very tempted to escalate the issue to the FBI after smule failed to take decisive action against the "Smule Star". But after having thought extensively about the situation i have decided to to share his identity with any third parties as I have reacted to evidence that was handed to me. One has to be very careful not to get involved in slander recourse and so forth, There other users on this forum that knows the identity of this person.

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40 minutes ago, CL3AN said:

I was very tempted to escalate the issue to the FBI after smule failed to take decisive action against the "Smule Star". But after having thought extensively about the situation i have decided to to share his identity with any third parties as I have reacted to evidence that was handed to me. One has to be very careful not to get involved in slander recourse and so forth, There other users on this forum that knows the identity of this person.

It’s good the victim confided in you. They obviously needed  someone but the user should have gone to the authorities since the abuse took that much of a toll on them, and also to prevent it from happening to someone else. As for slander or liable, it wouldn’t be considered such if you and others reported what the victim relayed to you to the authorities. It is hearsay since you didn’t witness it but the authorities would investigate.  I pray the victim came forth. I know people are on the the app to sing, and you have those types who don’t want to get involved, but if there is any decency to any of them they should get involved when someone is contemplating taking their life. I would! It makes me wonder what happened on a singing app for someone to want to take their life. 

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What so hard about saying thanks BUT NO THANKS simple to the part done deal remember you have the power not them just saying

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The bullying incident happened about 4 years ago. The victim did not confide directly in me. I became involved after a group of people on smule informed me about the incident. The victim was bullied by the president of one of the largest groups on smule. This guy is highly popular, he is a good singer, good looking and get a lot of attention from female users.

He had a fallout with her on smule and subsequently published pornographic footage of her on various websites and shared links to the footage to many members of the group to embarrass her.

I became involved to "investigate" the alleged bully, to map his online activities. What was discovered was,

1. that he possibly has links to the Greek and Russian underground.  

2.has multiple active aliases on smule.

3.has a history of "baiting" women.

The forum that recruited me did approach smule to report the case, the video evidence and copies of the messages that we could get our hands on was submitted to them. The issue was reported to the authorities. The alleged bully is a Greek national living in the USA. Smule feel that their community guidelines were not violated as the actual bullying did not take place on their platform.

The victim did not save all the evidence, she simply quitted  smule. When we heard about the incident, we physically had to sweep the internet for remnants of it.

The investigation is ongoing.  The alleged bully is still active on smule. I posted this article to make people aware that bullying on smule is real and that it the platform is not as safe as we perceive it to be.  I have nothing further at this time to share with you about this but will keep you updated.

So in closing it is not that I/we did not offer any assistance to the victim. We have created an entire forum comprising of smule influencers, group leaders, attorneys, ethical hackers, investigators and  others to build a global presence to deal with online bullies and predators. We have been successful in quite a number of cases where we have removed pedophiles and sexual predators from smule.

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